Where will you be on Saturday night, November 11th?

We hope you’ll join us and hundreds of Pittsburghers as we get together at dinner tables across the region — in homes, restaurants, even City Council chambers — to share a meal and get to know our neighbors better.

Based on our 200 Dinners and other welcome dinners NEXTpittsburgh and Vibrant Pittsburgh have hosted the past few years, our Welcome, Neighbor! Dinner is a community-wide event to bring people together to discuss ways to make our region more welcoming.

The World Affairs Council Pittsburgh joins us as a partner as we get even more organizations in Pittsburgh involved.  We’ll supply some starter questions to spark your dinner conversation and if you wish, NEXTpittsburgh will report on your conversations based on your feedback. But the rest is up to you.

That’s the spirit.

We know there’s great community spirit in Pittsburgh, but at the same time, our city is not known as a place that’s welcoming to those of other cultures and backgrounds. We’d like to help change that.

Want to attend a Welcome, Neighbor meal? Here are some options.
On November 11:
302 South St. Clair Street, Pittsburgh PA 15206
# of people: 12
To RSVP: Email Jeremie McKnight at j[email protected]; guests are responsible for the cost of their meal.
7:30 p.m.
5847 Ellsworth Avenue, Pittsburgh PA 15232
# of people: 12
To RSVP: Call 412-362-5656 and reference the Welcome, Neighbor! dinner; guests are responsible for the cost of their meal.
7:30 p.m.
40 W. North Avenue, Pittsburgh PA 15212
# of people: 12 guests
To RSVP: Call 412-226-9740 and reference the Welcome, Neighbor! Dinner; guests are responsible for the cost of their meal.
7:30 p.m.
1150 Smallman Street, Pittsburgh PA 15222
# of people: 12 guests
To RSVP: Call 412-201-5656 and reference the Welcome, Neighbor! Dinner; guests are responsible for the cost of their meal.
5  to 7 p.m.
700 Trumbull Drive, Pittsburgh PA 15205
# of people: 35-40 guests
To RSVP:  Email [email protected] or call 412-361-3424 ext. 214; please indicate if you have any food allergies.
7 to 10 p.m.
5618 Kentucky Avenue, Pittsburgh PA 15232
# of people:  35 guests
To RSVP: Email Bedrettin Tokgoz at [email protected]; guests will be provided with a full-course Turkish dinner.
6 p.m. 
1720 Lowrie Street, Pittsburgh PA 15212
# of people: 10 guests
To attend: Scratch f&b is choosing Welcome, Neighbor! Dinner participants via a nomination process plus five “golden tickets” distributed “Willy Wonka style” to brunch guests at Scratch f&b on Sunday, November 5.  For more information, contact Scratch f&b at: 412-251-0822. Scratch f&b’s free Welcome, Neighbor! dinner will include a salad, Cacio e Pepe and dessert; guests are responsible for the cost of their beverages.
Kirby Family
Location:  Friendship
# guests:  7 guests
To RSVP:  Email [email protected] for more information. Dinner will be vegetarian.
Welcome, Neighbor! Potluck Dinner
Saturday, November 11, 2017 | 6:30pm
Location:  Crafton Heights
# guests:  20
For more information, call Lori Beth at 814-229-3393 or email at [email protected]
Earlier that day:
Welcome, Neighbor! Afternoon Tea
1 to 5 p.m. for touring, 2 to 4 p.m. for afternoon tea
Address: 618 Washington Avenue, Carnegie PA 15106
# of people: 35 guests
To RSVP: Email Megan Turak at [email protected] or call Megan at: 412-531-1978 and reference the Welcome, Neighbor! Afternoon Tea. In keeping with its English roots, Church of the Atonement will be offering a variety of teas, tea sandwiches and sweets.
Other dates:
Tuesday, November 14, 2017 | 5:30 – 8:30 p.m.
City-County Building, 414 Grant Street, Pittsburgh PA 15219
# people: 150 – 200 guests
Welcome, Neighbor! Brunch Social 
Sunday, November 12, 2017; 11 a.m. – 2 p.m.
The Children’s Institute, 1405 Shady Avenue (Multipurpose Room), Pittsburgh PA 15217
# of people: 20 guests
To RSVP: Contact Eveline Young at [email protected] or call 412-422-7666.
More information:
You can still host a dinner – whether it’s potluck, pizza or a full-course meal — and invite your neighbors, especially those new to Pittsburgh or from a different background.

Or make a reservation at your favorite local restaurant and get together there or at any of the restaurants hosting tables we included above. The point is simply to be more neighborly and create a more welcoming Pittsburgh.

Register here to host at your home or in a restaurant. 

Interested in attending a dinner? Click here.

Have questions about the hosting process? Email us.